April 8, 2013
DURHAM — Mrs. Ruth Holloway departed this life April 4, 2013. She is survived by nieces, nephews and a host of family members. A viewing will be held at Holloway Memorial Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 9th at 12:30 p.m. with the funeral following at 1 p.m. at Holloway Memorial Funeral Home.
Dr. William Kenneth Poole
DURHAM — Dr. William Kenneth Poole, 73, passed away on April 6, 2013 at his home in Rougemont, North Carolina. He was surrounded by his wife, children and sister-in-law. Ken was born in April 1939 in Clarksville, TN and would have been 74 years old. Ken is preceded in death by his parents, the late James William and Lucille Atkins Poole. His sister, Leone Poole Wade; and brother, Michael A. Poole, also precede Ken in death. He is survived by his wife, Sue Poole of the home; brother, Dennis Ray (Paulette) Poole of Pleasant View, TN; sister, Shelby Jean Inman of Fayetteville, NC; his three children, Victor Kenneth (Grace) Poole of Raleigh, NC, Melissa Poole Rhodes of High Point, NC, Carlton Adkins (Laramie) Poole of Charlotte, NC; four grandchildren, Trevor Oren Rhodes of Boone, NC, Ashlyn Grace Rhodes of High Point, NC, W. Kenneth Poole II (Kenny) and Luke Edward Poole both of Raleigh, NC, and many nieces and nephews.
Ken graduated with the Clarksville High School class of 1957 and received a full four-year scholarship to attend Austin Peay State College (now APS University), graduating in the Class of 1960 where he received the William Drane Award, which is the highest academic award given to senior classmen. He attended Vanderbilt University and Stanford University for a one-year study of Biostatistics and then moved to Chapel Hill, NC in 1962 where he received a full stipend from the National Institute of Health (NIH) to attend the University Of North Carolina School Of Public Health. He received a Masters of Public Health in Biostatistics (MPH) followed by a PhD in Mathematical Statistics in 1967 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Ken joined the Research Triangle Institute, Research Triangle, North Carolina, (established 1958) where he served as Senior Statistician, Chief Scientist and Center Division Vice President. Between 1983 and 1994, he supervised over 125 staff members working on studies such as clinical trials, community interventions, epidemiological support and methodology environmental exposure and health, and development and maintenance of SUDAAN--a software product designed and developed by RTI statisticians for analyzing clustered data arising in many applications. He made significant contributions towards RTI’s reputation as a nationally-recognized organization in two areas of public health: epidemiological studies and multisite clinical trials. Early in his RTI career between 1973 and 1976, Ken was invited by the Nutrition Department of UNC’s School of Public Health, Duke University Medical School’s Prostate Cancer Group, and Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia to direct the Data Coordinating Centers (DCC) for the multisite clinical and epidemiological studies. In each case, RTI’s invitation was at least partly based on his personal reputation with the researchers initiating the studies.
Of the 22 DCC projects supported by NIH at RTI since 1974, Ken was directly involved in 14 of those projects, serving as the Principal Investigator (PI) on 10 DCCs, as co-PI on one other DCC and as senior statistician on three other DCCs. He was also the mentor and statistical advisor to nearly all of the statisticians and a number of the protocol and project managers currently contributing to the DCC projects at RTI.
Ken was a Fellow of the American Statistical Association. His collaborative work with a large number of researchers in leading US institutions has resulted in around 100 publications in leading scientific journals (e.g., Pediatrics, American Sociological Review, Journal of the American Statistical Association, American Journal of Epidemiology, AIDS, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, New England Journal of Medicine, American Journal of Public health). These collaborations and publications enhanced RTI’s stature as a scientific organization with the reputation as a leading scientific institution in the US. As an additional benefit of the above collaborative activities, he formed relationships with a large number of prominent researchers, giving RTI access to collaborators as RTI bid for future health related work.
Ken was the instigator and manager of the initial Coordinating Center activities at RTI and he also helped direct their epidemiological studies program as it developed at RTI. His work and publications enhanced the stature of the now RTI International through the years. Many staff members considered him not only an excellent manager and statistician, but also their mentor and a close friend.
In his personal time, Ken loved spending time at the beach and in the garden with his wife, Sue. He has always loved fishing, as well as other hobbies such as woodworking, gardening and cooking. He was also very active for many years in the RTI Bowling League as well as the Saturday Morning Youth League at Fairlanes. Bowling was a pastime he loved and passed on to all his children. His family and numerous colleagues and friends throughout the country will miss Ken.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Howerton & Bryan Funeral Chapel, Rev. Johnny Hewett officiating. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery.
Flowers are acceptable, or memorials may be made to your favorite SPCA in memory of Ken.
The family will receive friends at the Howerton & Bryan Funeral Home, 1005 W. Main Street, Durham, North Carolina 27701, phone 919-682-5464, Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.
Online condolences may be submitted to http://www.howertonbryan.com/.
Kathy Estes Webster
CREEDMOOR — Kathy Estes Webster, 61, a longtime resident of Wake County passed away Saturday, April 6th 2013 at Durham Regional Hospital in Durham.
She was a native of Granville County, the daughter of the late George Leon Estes.
She was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church, worked at Pepsi Bottling Company for many years and ran her own cleaning business.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 9th 2013 at the Eakes Funeral Chapel in Creedmoor by Rev. Dan Hill and Rev. Thomas Lamm. Burial will be in Carolina Memorial Gardens in Creedmoor.
Surviving are a daughter, Rita Newcomb Williams of Oxford; her mother, Dera Beck Estes of Wake Forest; a sister, Brenda Estes Davis (Donald) of Stem; and a granddaughter, Eden Paige Bentley of Oxford.
Visitation 7-8:30 p.m. Monday evening, April 8th 2013 at the Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor and, other times, at the home of her mother.
Online condolences can be made to www.eakesfuneralhome.com. Select obits.
Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor is assisting the Webster family.
Nancy Anderson Michelle
MEBANE — Nancy Anderson Michelle, 59, of Mebane, N.C., passed away on April 1, 2013, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Nancy is preceded in death by her parents, Nellie and Bill Anderson.
She was born in Wilmington, N.C., on August 4, 1953, graduated from Chapel Hill High School in 1973, and continued on to receive her Art & Design degree from Guilford Tech in 1976.
Nancy met her husband, Ashley “Kelly” Michelle of Asheboro, N.C., in 1988 while they were both working for Village Companies in Chapel Hill, and they married in 1998.
Nancy was a very talented artist and had a long career in creative publication design and art directorship for The Village Companies, The Herald-Sun newspaper and most recently was Art Director and Designer for Chapel Hill Magazine until 2010. She also enjoyed many creative interests and hobbies, was an avid gardener, a knitter and felt artist, a baker, painter, bird watcher and multimedia craft artisan.
Nancy is survived by her loving husband, Kelly Michelle; her son, Mason Leigh Anderson Greeson and his wife, Britney, of Charlotte, N.C.; her siblings, Marsha Seaton of Mebane, N.C., Michael Anderson, of Kenner, La., and David Anderson of Mebane, N.C.; her brothers- and sisters-in-law; her dear nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephew and cousins, as well as many other loving friends and extended family members.
A private family service was held at her home. A memorial celebration of Nancy’s life will be held at a later date to be announced.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Hospice and Palliative Care of Alamance/Caswell County, and Cornucopia House of Durham/Chapel Hill.
The family and friends of Nancy Michelle are extremely grateful to Hospice of Alamance County for their kind assistance.
Floyd Harson Carver
ROXBORO - Floyd Harson Carver, 84, of 110 Clayton St., Roxboro, died Saturday, April 6, 2013. Born in Person County, Mr. Carver was the son of the late Paul Washington and Lillian Pearl Wilborn Carver. Mr. Carver was a retired textile worker and a member of Montwood Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his brother, Paul Washington Carver Jr.; and his sister, Myrtle Hubbard.
Mr. Carver is survived by his wife, Martha Long Carver; two daughters, Teresa Shotwell and husband, Michael, of Roxboro and Shelby Locklear and husband, Garland, of Timberlake; two sisters, Thelma Saunders of Georgia and Edith Clayton and husband, Eugene, of Hopewell, VA; one half-brother, Paul Stewart and wife, Carolyn, of Roxboro; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 3 p.m., Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at Montwood Baptist Church by the Rev. Herbert Brown and the Rev. Carroll Brackett.
Burial will follow in Person Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held 6:30-8 p.m., Monday, at Montwood Baptist Church.
Pallbearers will be Ronnie Clayton, Earl Franklin Shotwell, Hughie Holt, Frank Shotwell, David Ogle, and David Clayton. Honorary pallbearers will be Clint Dixon, David Powell, Sam Jones, Bobby O'Briant, Ben Shotwell, Merritt Jones, Barry Bradsher, Keith Wrenn, Larry Vaughan, Paul Beaver and Gary Clayton.
Memorials may be made to Montwood Baptist Church Building Fund, 4416 Boston Rd., Roxboro, NC, 27573.
Condolences may be sent to www.brooksandwhite.com.
Mary Brooks Lockhart
ROXBORO — Mary Brooks Lockhart, 99, of 407 S. Main St., Roxboro, died Sunday, April 7, 2013. Born in Lunenburg County, VA, Mrs. Lockhart was the daughter of the late Nathaniel V. and Margaret Long Brooks and wife of the late Harry Lockhart. Mrs. Lockhart worked for Dr. Hedgepeth and later retired from the Person County School System. She was the oldest active member of Long Memorial United Methodist Church where she dedicated her life to the Children's Program. In 2007, she was honored for her longevity in taking care of the church's nursery. Mrs. Lockhart was well loved and never met a stranger. She lived her life to the fullest. After her husband's death in 1962, she provided for her children on her own. Mrs. Lockhart was devoted to all of her family and she was loved by her devoted nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by three sisters, Annie Rooney Woods, Margaret Brooks Winstead and Susan Brooks Mims; and her brother, John Page Brooks.
Mrs. Lockhart is survived by her son and his wife, Jamie and Mary Maides Lockhart, of Pleasant Garden; her daughter, Lou Lockhart, of the home; two brothers and their wives, Clyde Long and Jennie Brooks, of Greenville and Nat V. and Mildred Brooks, of Bahama; two grandchildren and their spouses, Jaime Nichole and Ray Alberti, of Hampstead and Allen Brooks and Kjersti Lockhart, of Biscoe; two great-grandchildren, Natalie Nichole Alberti and Lillian Paige Alberti.
Funeral services will be held 3 p.m., Thursday, April 11, 2013, at Long Memorial United Methodist Church by the Rev. Bruce Allen, the Rev. Tom Loftis, and the Rev. Dr. Jeff Porter. Burial will follow in Burchwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held 1-3 p.m., Thursday, at Long Memorial United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to Long Memorial United Methodist Church Children's Program, P.O. Box 310, Roxboro, NC 27573 or Home Health & Hospice of Person County, 355A S. Madison Blvd., Roxboro, NC, 27573.
The family would like to express their appreciation to Lauri Killian for her assistance in caregiving.
Condolences may be sent to www.brooksandwhite.com.